Julia Morrisroe is a painter and associate professor at University of Florida. Looking at Painting began as a way to share my commitment to look and occasionally write about a wide variety of painting, contemporary and historical. In particular I'm looking at this as public commonplace book, a long term project to explore what I mean when I say 'thats a painting'.
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Commemorating the French Revolution which overthrew King Charles X Eugene Delacroix’s painting remains a potent reminder of the peoples power. Notice in the detail Liberty’s Phrygian cap. A similar hat was adopted by the colonists symbolizing their rejection of British rule. Craftivism has always been around.
Eugene Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, 1830, Oil on Canvas